SOAP for today!
Genesis 40:12 – 50:26
Scripture: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” ~ Genesis 50:20
Observation: Even though Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery, God ultimately used that evil act to bring about good.
Application: God can use the evil that people do to me to bring about more good than I can ever imagine. Joseph went through some bad, bad times – he was a slave from age 17 to 30 (and spend 2 of those years in the dungeon) and yet he eventually gained more status and favor and did more to help God’s people than he ever would have if he hadn’t been sent to Egypt.
Prayer: God, help me to be patience and wait for your blessing, all while serving you. Keep me from getting discouraged.